What is Wagyu beef?

The Best Wagyu for Chefs in The UK

Discover Wyndford Wagyu, exclusively from Aubrey Allen

When it comes to Wagyu beef, chefs nationwide are constantly seeking the best quality to elevate their dishes.

That’s where Wyndford Wagyu comes into play, proudly standing as the leading English full-blood Wagyu beef farmers in the UK.

Drawing inspiration and standards from Japanese traditions, Wyndford Wagyu combines the best of both worlds: the exquisite quality of Wagyu with the richness of British pastures.

What exactly is Wagyu beef?

Firstly, let’s debunk some common myths surrounding Wagyu beef:

1) What is Wagyu?

Wagyu translates to “Japanese Cow” and is a breed of cattle renowned for its intense marbling and rich, buttery flavour. Unlike traditional beef breeds, Wagyu matures at a slower pace, often taking at least 30 months to reach full maturity.

2) Is Wagyu the same as Kobe beef?

While Kobe beef is a type of Wagyu originating from a specific region in Japan, it’s essential to understand that not all Wagyu is Kobe.

Moreover, not all Wagyu is created equal, making full-blood Wagyu the epitome of this premium beef. Kobe, for example, is Wagyu from a specific region of Japan in the same way that only Champagne can be called Champagne if produced in that region.

3) The different types of Wagyu

Wyndford Wagyu and Aubrey Allen specialise exclusively in 100% full-blood Wagyu, that is DNA tested and traced back to Japanese origins, equivalent to the coveted A5 grading system.

This means you’re getting the very best Wagyu available.

While there are pure bred and cross bed Wagyu varieties, for an authentic Wagyu experience, opting for Wyndford Wagyu through Aubrey Allen is the way to go.

4) Is Wyndford Wagyu as good as Japanese imports?

We firmly believe Wyndford Wagyu surpasses Japanese imports for several reasons.

Not only does it match the flavour and succulence, but it also offers 100% traceability and authenticity.

Furthermore, using the Meat Imaging Japan camera to grade the beef, which gathers information on meat quality including fat distribution, colour and marble to give an independent grading score – the results showed our beef scored a one time high of 16 with a minimum of 9.

In Japan, anything between 8 and 12 is considered excellent. Plus, you can visit the farm, reducing your carbon footprint compared to importing from Japan.

5) What cuts of beef can I get through Aubrey Allen?

With Aubrey Allen’s commitment to zero waste, you can expect a comprehensive selection of cuts, from rendered Wagyu beef fat for perfect roast potatoes to bones for broth and slow-cooked brisket or blade.

7) How sustainable is Wyndford Wagyu?

Sustainability is at the heart of Wyndford Wagyu’s farming practices. As a mixed farm, Wyndford utilise their decades of expertise in land management to ensure the very best practices.

This means ample space for the cattle to roam and graze naturally, utilising natural fertilizers and providing winter forage.

In terms of sustainability compared to Japanese full-blooded Wagyu, we believe Wyndford Wagyu is right up there with the very best, offering all the benefits without the air miles.

Why choose Aubrey Allen and Wyndford Wagyu?

Both Aubrey Allen and Wynford Wagyu share a commitment to excellence, selecting only the top 1% of Wagyu. With reputations built on transparency, integrity, and delivering on promises, they aim to provide the very best for chefs who demand excellence in their ingredients.

In conclusion, for chefs nationwide seeking the pinnacle of Wagyu beef, Wyndford Wagyu through Aubrey Allen offers an unparalleled experience.

From the rich, buttery flavour to the sustainability and traceability, it’s clear why Wyndford Wagyu stands out as the best choice for discerning chefs.

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